So I thought, why not experiment with other ingredients to make a candied version of it, and that’s when I made this Candied Ginger Recipe.
With the perfect hint of spice from ginger along with the sweetness from coated sugar, this candy was just perfect to satisfy my sweet tooth.
This Ginger Candy is great to sure a cough or cold. So whenever at my home, someone catches cold, I give them this ginger candy which gives an instant relief to the throat.
Also, if you have a sweet tooth just like me, you can even pop one of this candied ginger after your meals.
Therefore, don’t wait for more! Learn how to make Candied Ginger thats can be stored in an air tight container in a dark cool place for years. Here is the recipe of Ginger Candy.
What is Ginger Candy?
Candied Ginger is nothing but a simple candy where ginger is cut into thin slices and then coated with sugar syrup.
A great substitute for the store bought candies that can be consumed by your kids and family.
Ginger Candy Ingredients
What is the difference between Candied Ginger and Crystallised Ginger?
Both the terms are used for ginger coated in a syrup. But if you want to make a distinction, Candied Ginger is where ginger can be coated with any simple syrup, whereas Crystallised Ginger is where ginger is specifically coated with sugar syrup.
What does Ginger Candy taste like?
Moist and chewy, Candied Ginger is a little pungent due to the use of ginger root with a spicy sweet flavour.
It gets the spiciness from the ginger, whereas sweetness from the coated sugar on the top of ginger.
Health benefits of Ginger Candy
This candied ginger will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but will assure you some health benefits when consumed.
It is a great remedy for cough and cold, as it has anti inflammatory properties. It also reduces inflammation and pain created due to it.
It even treats nausea. If you are having morning sickness, these candied ginger will come to your rescue.
As ginger contains active compounds that can relieve sinuses and protect the body against toxins and viruses, it is also called as a great immunity booster.
How to use Candied Ginger?
You can have Candied Ginger on its own, to satisfy your sweet tooth.
You can chop these candied ginger finely and then add it your cookies or breads.
Add it to your desserts such as brownies, pies and tarts or just add it in your drinks like lemon juice, Mocktail or Cocktail.
Dip these candied ginger pieces in melted chocolate. Once done, let it cool down and serve as a special after dinner treat.
You can add finely chopped candied ginger into your salads for that spicy hint. It adds a great flavour to the salads.
Ginger Candy Recipe Step By Step
Wash, peel the ginger and pat dry. Slice it into thin slices. Add the slices in a pan and cover with cold water.
Bring it to a boil. Simmer the heat for 2 minutes.
Strain and discard the water. Repeat the process 2 more times.
Heat 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a pan. When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat and let it cook for 5-6 minutes.
Add the ginger slices. Cook for 20-30 minutes till the the ginger turns translucent. Do not stir during this process otherwise their will be crystallization.
Strain the syrup and store it for future use. ( iced tea or any other drink )
Let the ginger cool for 2 minutes. Roll the crystallized ginger in castor sugar.
Arrange on a wire rack and let dry for 6-8 hours. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Ginger Candy Recipe
Ginger Candy Recipe
Ginger Candy is thinly sliced ginger coated in sugar syrup which will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. Make this DIY crystallised candied ginger and enjoy as candy or use in your cookies or fruit cake. Here is how to make Candied Ginger Recipe.
- 100 g Ginger
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 1/4 cup Castor Sugar
Wash and peel the ginger and pat dry.
- Slice it into thin slices.
- Add the slices in a pan and cover with cold water.
- Bring it to a boil.
- Simmer the heat for 2 minutes.
- Strain and discard the water.
- Repeat the process 2 more times
- Heat 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a pan.
- When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat and let it cook for 5-6 minutes.
- Add the ginger slices.
- Cook for 20-30 minutes till the the ginger turns translucent.
- Do not stir during this process otherwise their will be crystallization.
- Strain the syrup and store it for future use. ( iced tea or any other drink )
- Let the ginger cool for 2 minutes.
- Roll the crystallized ginger in castor sugar.
- Arrange on a wire rack and let dry for 6-8 hours.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
You can cut the ginger into small cubes instead of slices.
Are you making this recipe? I LOVE to see your creations so snap a photo and tag Whiskaffair on Instagram with the hashtag #Whiskaffair and please give a star rating below ★. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for more such easy recipes.